ASP.NET vs. Microsoft Visual Studio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ASP.NET
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Visual Studio (now in the 2022 edition) is a 64-bit IDE that makes it easier to work with bigger projects and complex workloads, boasting a fluid and responsive experience for users. The IDE features IntelliCode, its automatic code completion tools that understand code context and that can complete up to a whole line at once to drive accurate and confident coding.
$45
per month
Pricing
ASP.NETMicrosoft Visual Studio
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Professional
$45.00
per month
Enterprise
$250.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ASP.NETVisual Studio
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
ASP.NETMicrosoft Visual Studio
Considered Both Products
ASP.NET
Chose ASP.NET
Familiarity, convenience, some of the core activities are built-in, good documentation.
Chose ASP.NET
ASP.NET is much easier to work with and ramp up than any other product that we tried. ASP.NET was also significantly cheaper to start coding with. We also had the resources on hand so we did not need to hire contractors or consultants, which also allowed us to go faster and …
Chose ASP.NET
PHP and the many associated frameworks are probably the main similar products around - however, the diversity and open source nature of these things can mean you are building on a moving foundation - the stability offered by ASP.NET is a plus for me and my team. The lie of the …
Chose ASP.NET
Compared to plain HTML/CSS/JS, ASP.Net adds many productivity tools and frameworks that allow for more rapid and robust development.
Visual Studio
Chose Microsoft Visual Studio
There is a lighter version of Visual Studio available, i.e. Visual Studio Code which is very fast and has a very decent set of features. This makes it ideal for writing HTML, CSS or JavaScript compared to the full version of Visual Studio IDE which is bogged down by it's many …
Chose Microsoft Visual Studio
Visual Studio supports many languages aside from the Microsoft .Net suite, including client-side scripting, unit test frameworks, T-SQL, PL\SQL, as we as offering modeling tools for databases. I honestly have not looked for alternatives simply because of the quantity of …
Chose Microsoft Visual Studio
We use both Web Storm and Visual Studio.NET. Web Storm simply can't stack up to Visual Studio when it comes to efficiently building server-side solutions. However, Web Storm really shines for front-end project development. Its ability to integrate multiple terminal windows, its …
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ASP.NETMicrosoft Visual Studio
Small Businesses
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
PyCharm
PyCharm
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
PyCharm
PyCharm
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Visual Studio
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
PyCharm
PyCharm
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
ASP.NETMicrosoft Visual Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(38 ratings)
9.3
(104 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(15 ratings)
User Testimonials
ASP.NETMicrosoft Visual Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Well suited: for interfaces between machines data and applications. Made as a service. For web applications in factories where you don't have access to thick clients due to the environment. not well suited: quick measurements and fast data transitions between different applications. When time dependency is needed, then you better can choose other solutions.
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Microsoft
It's useful for app development, debugging, and testing. I've been using it for two years and have seen it grow into a fantastic tool. All of the features, NuGet packages, and settings that enable different types of projects are fantastic. It also has a connection to Azure DevOps and Git. It's a fantastic product that's simple to use.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • It has a great documentation so new or experienced, you appreciate quick access to quality information
  • It’s very fast, uses less memory than initially expected that has decreased our costs after moving from python
  • It speaks the language of the design patterns really well, so our backend apps are written fast together and connect to frontend systems flawlessly
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Microsoft
  • Since Microsoft offers a free Community Edition of the IDE many of our new developers have used it at home or school and are very familiar with the user interface, requiring little training to move up to the paid, enterprise-friendly editions we use.
  • The online community support for Visual Studio is outstanding, as solid or better than any other commercial or open-source project software.
  • Microsoft continuously keeps the product up to date and has maintained a history of doing so. They use it internally for their own development so there is little chance it will ever fall out of favor and become unsupported.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Net is just like plug and play, we have to focus on a logic of code rest part can be handled by ASP. Net framework.
  • It's a best for only web development.
  • One downside with ASP.NET is its reliance on the .NET framework.
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Microsoft
  • Certain settings and features can sometimes be challenging to locate. The interface isn't always intuitive.
  • Sometimes there are too many ways to do the same thing. For example, users can quickly add a new workspace in Source Control Explorer when a local path shows as "Not Mapped," but it doesn't indicate that the user might want to check the dropdown list of workspaces. The shortcut of creating a new workspace by clicking on the "Not Mapped" link can lead to developers creating too many workspaces and causing workspace management to become unwieldy. If the shortcut link were removed, the user would be forced to use the Workspace dropdown. While it can add an extra step to the process, workspaces would be managed more easily, and this would enforce consistency. At the very least, there should be a high-level administrative setting to hide the shortcut link.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
It is the backbone of all our products
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Microsoft
VS is the best and is required for building Microsoft applications. The quality and usefulness of the product far out-weight the licensing costs associated with it.
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Usability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
The thing I like the most is Visual Studio doesn't suffer from Microsoft's over eager marketing department who feel they need to redesign the UI (think Office and windows) which forces users to loose large amounts of productivity having to learn software that they had previously known.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
Very good, depending on the requirement and budget.
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Microsoft
Between online forums like StackOverflow, online documentation, MSDN forums, and the customer support options, I find it very easy to get support for Visual Studio IDE when I need it. If desired, one can also download the MSDN documentation about the IDE and have it readily available for any support needs.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
We choose ASP.NET because our core business is working with the SAP HANA database using SAP Business One. We can develop state-of-the-art applications with Razor and Visual Studio 2022 fast and with excellent application performance response. Working SAP Hana with JAVA could be more challenging because it has fewer developers communities, and it could be harder to find a solution for a question.
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Microsoft
I personally feel Visual Studio IDE has [a] better interface and [is more] user friendly than other IDEs. It has better code maintainability and intellisense. Its inbuilt team foundation server help coders to check on their code then and go. Better nugget package management, quality testing and gives features to extract TRX file as result of testing which includes all the summary of each test case.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • We realized positive returns due to interns and new employees already having experience due to the free academic versions available.
  • Being able to evaluate the express version prior to purchase was helpful.
  • Performance is adequate, but not as responsive as C++. I guess the trade-off is ease of use and being able to find qualified personnel.
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Microsoft
  • We've had hundreds of hours saved by the rapid development that Visual Studio provides.
  • We've lost some time in the Xamarin updates. However, being cross platform, we ultimately saved tons of time not having to create separate apps for iOS and Android.
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